Great Auk Facts

The Great Auk (Pinguinus impennis) was a flightless bird that was driven to extinction in the mid 1800's. The once huge colonies of these birds that were found on the shores of the North Atlantic were hunted into extinction for food and for its feathers (down). On this page of Extinct Animals List you will find interesting facts about the Great Auk including where it lived and how and when it became extinct. As with all our pages this information is written for both kids and adults to understand.

Great Auk Description Facts

Interesting Great Auk Facts